Road rules are just a suggestion

Barcham 12 August 2013 25

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Rioter CC was on the ball to get us this picture, but sadly the subject of the picture wasn’t:

What’s wrong with this picture? Oh, the driver of the white Holden Cruze is on the wrong side of a dual carriage way with two lanes of traffic now coming towards him. I guess he didn’t see the ‘Keep Left’ sign when he turned out of Reed St.

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harvyk1 harvyk1 12:16 pm 13 Aug 13

“It wasn’t me that was going the wrong way, it was everybody else” 🙂

Spiral Spiral 11:46 am 13 Aug 13

tuco said :

spinact said :

bundah said :

Last week i was confronted by an expensive black SUV driving the wrong way on Captain Cock Cres. Despite repeatedly flashing her the attractive well groomed blonde woman totally ignored me and continued on her merry way.

Clearly she was distracted by the street name

My sister knew him when he was just a lieutenant.

I wonder if he had a relative in the army who achieved the rank of Major?

tuco tuco 11:26 am 13 Aug 13

spinact said :

bundah said :

Last week i was confronted by an expensive black SUV driving the wrong way on Captain Cock Cres. Despite repeatedly flashing her the attractive well groomed blonde woman totally ignored me and continued on her merry way.

Clearly she was distracted by the street name

My sister knew him when he was just a lieutenant.

spinact spinact 11:18 am 13 Aug 13

bundah said :

Last week i was confronted by an expensive black SUV driving the wrong way on Captain Cock Cres. Despite repeatedly flashing her the attractive well groomed blonde woman totally ignored me and continued on her merry way.

Clearly she was distracted by the street name

tim_c tim_c 10:31 am 13 Aug 13

watto23 said :

I also saw a car using the bike lane to negotiate the roundabout near Tuggeranong the other day. Its a bike lane that is seperated by a median strip. as seen on google maps….
https://www.google.com.au/maps/preview#!data=!1m4!1m3!1d612!2d149.069884!3d-35.4248887!2m1!1e3&fid=7

Well, it does look as big as the lanes for all other/motorised traffic!

MrBigEars MrBigEars 10:29 am 13 Aug 13

Driving is hard with a car full of bargains.

FioBla FioBla 10:06 am 13 Aug 13

EvanJames said :

You see this A LOT on the roads around Costco…

Good place to find some… 

*sunglasses*

smoked salmon.

Spiral Spiral 8:56 am 13 Aug 13

EvanJames said :

You see this A LOT on the roads around Costco, especially the one that goes between Majura Rd and Costco/Brand Depot. it’s bloody funny to watch it unfold, idiot doggedly ploughs along, with confused cars coming towards them, no one knows what to do. Love it. Not entirely sure why this section of road causes this, either it’s oddly designed (although it seems normal to me) or there’s more idiots attracted to Costco and Big W.

Costco does seem to attract many people who may be new to Australia and our traffic rules.

EvanJames EvanJames 11:31 pm 12 Aug 13

You see this A LOT on the roads around Costco, especially the one that goes between Majura Rd and Costco/Brand Depot. it’s bloody funny to watch it unfold, idiot doggedly ploughs along, with confused cars coming towards them, no one knows what to do. Love it. Not entirely sure why this section of road causes this, either it’s oddly designed (although it seems normal to me) or there’s more idiots attracted to Costco and Big W.

caf caf 10:12 pm 12 Aug 13

I had someone do this quite deliberately the other day on Wakefield Avenue, at peak hour. They just couldn’t be bothered waiting in the traffic on their side of the road!

Lyshious Lyshious 7:49 pm 12 Aug 13

Had this happen more than a few times on Ginninderra Drv. Heading out of Dunlop between Kerrigan St and the Florey Drv roundabout it’s not uncommon for someone to be barreling toward you at speed not realising that Ginninderra is no longer a dual carriageway after that roundabout.

Having said that – it is right next to Charnwood….

TheBusDriver TheBusDriver 7:46 pm 12 Aug 13

Yikes.
One night I was on the GDE heading south into the Glenloch Interchange and went down the ramp towards the city only to encounter a car coming the other way and crawling along the right curb so they obviously knew they were going the wrong way.
Once I was stopped at the lights on Wentworth Ave facing east and some nutter tried to squeeze their car between my bus and a car in the other lane. I guess the other driver and I were so stunned we did nothing.
The worst though was some driver with a trailer heading west on the east bound lanes of the Hume Highway at over 100 km/h. I beeped at them and they looked over at me. I saw the horrified look of comprehension hit them after a few seconds followed by a rapid application of brakes.

Spiral Spiral 7:41 pm 12 Aug 13

c_c™ said :

watto23 said :

I also saw a car using the bike lane to negotiate the roundabout near Tuggeranong the other day. Its a bike lane that is seperated by a median strip. as seen on google maps….
https://www.google.com.au/maps/preview#!data=!1m4!1m3!1d612!2d149.069884!3d-35.4248887!2m1!1e3&fid=7

Oh yes, I’ve seen people use that separated bike lane as a traffic lane fairly often. Often it’s P plate hoons from the college, but once it was a blonde in a Merc 4×4 who looked a bit confused why the vehicle seemed not to fit comfortably between the kerbs.

I’ve seen it a few times too. As far as I can tell those times it wsa people who did it accidently. Obviously poor drivers, but it is poorly designed. As soon as they put it in it was predictable that idiots would drive down it. Perhaps a nice solid bollard may be useful.

gungsuperstar gungsuperstar 7:30 pm 12 Aug 13

FioBla said :

Keep Left is some sort of Marxist slogan anyway.

Very good 🙂

I see this all the time on Brisbane Avenue – along with at least one car accident every 3 months. It’s hard to comprehend why people find this so difficult.

bigred bigred 5:23 pm 12 Aug 13

Yeah, see it from time to time. Usually an honest error probably made by some one out of their comfort zone. Just another thing to be alert to.

c_c™ c_c™ 5:02 pm 12 Aug 13

watto23 said :

I also saw a car using the bike lane to negotiate the roundabout near Tuggeranong the other day. Its a bike lane that is seperated by a median strip. as seen on google maps….
https://www.google.com.au/maps/preview#!data=!1m4!1m3!1d612!2d149.069884!3d-35.4248887!2m1!1e3&fid=7

Oh yes, I’ve seen people use that separated bike lane as a traffic lane fairly often. Often it’s P plate hoons from the college, but once it was a blonde in a Merc 4×4 who looked a bit confused why the vehicle seemed not to fit comfortably between the kerbs.

Devil_n_Disquiz Devil_n_Disquiz 4:57 pm 12 Aug 13

I have had a car coming towards me on the wrong side of the road on the old Russell Roundabout, and the Woden roundabout. But the best fun I had was when I was going down the off ramp Commonwealth Ave onto Parkes Way and met a car coming up that same ramp. That was almost an undies changing experience. The car just blasted across 3 lanes of Commonwealth Ave then across the huge grass median strip and continued south on his merry way.

watto23 watto23 4:47 pm 12 Aug 13

I have seen this on roundabouts, with the driver turning right the most direct way, both time they were DC number plates. I try to forgive them, yet i have no issues driving on the right side of the road in other countries.

I also saw a car using the bike lane to negotiate the roundabout near Tuggeranong the other day. Its a bike lane that is seperated by a median strip. as seen on google maps….
https://www.google.com.au/maps/preview#!data=!1m4!1m3!1d612!2d149.069884!3d-35.4248887!2m1!1e3&fid=7

TP 3000 TP 3000 4:47 pm 12 Aug 13

The only time I encounted someone going the wrong way down a carriageway was when the newly duplicated section of Cotter Road. Some old guy came the wrong way, so I just came at him with the high beam. At the last minute I just swerve out of the way. He then heads over to the right side.

None of this can be worse then seeing a Highway Patrol officer pulling someone up on the top of the hill on the Hume Highway just before the Goulbourn turnoff.

Blen_Carmichael Blen_Carmichael 3:14 pm 12 Aug 13

The ‘No Entry’ / ‘One Way’ signs at the exit to Hughes and Deakin shops’ one way car park are also to be ignored, apparently.

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